I don’t know, call me little miss observant, but it’s only just occurred to me after 2 years commuting with them just how badly placed SWT’s door buttons are. If you’re on the outside of the train waiting to get in, and you’re a well-brought-up considerate commuter (as I know all of my readers are), you’re going to want to stand aside from the doors, to allow the passengers on the train to get off first. So where do they put the door buttons on the outside? Right in the middle of the doors, where the two halves meet. Yet if you’re on the train, not wanting to get off because it’s not your stop, and you’re a well-brought-up considerate commuter, you’re going to want to stand to one side, to let the people who do want to get off off. So where do they put the door buttons on the inside? Off to the side of the door.
You know, if they had sat down and really thought about it I don’t think they could have done worse – short of something really perverse, like having them on the floor. And the more I think about it, the stranger it is. How could they get it so wrong? Do you think the doors are on inside-out?